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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 28, 2011 4:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

That's so funny! With all the news about Irene, I've had that song going through my head. But I had no idea the Dead ever played it, and it never occurred to me to look. (Or, for that matter, the 1812 Overture ... What about the William Tell Overture?)

Speaking of Irene (hurricane related), how are all of you folks in the path?

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Poster: dark.starz Date: Aug 28, 2011 5:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj3s8qq3kU4&;feature=related

Here's a classic version from the 50's, originally penned by Leadbelly, "Goodnight Irene" was covered by dozen's of artist's from Sinatra to Cash and made somewhat famous (a No #1 hit in the 50's) by the Weavers "Live From Carnegie Hall" LP, Pete Seegers folk group before they were blacklisted by the U.S. government.

Garcia's chops and interpretation of the 3/4 timing of this classic folk standard are always enjoyable.

In terms of Hurricane Irene, yeah there will be some water in New York City, you'd think from the media frenzy that this would be as horrific an event as the 2004 Indian Ocean or the 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami.

Had Irene maintained Category 3 status as it was in the Bahama's, it would have had much greater impact. This is only the first hurricane of the 2011 season to hit the U.S. The water temperature in the Gulf of Mexico is much higher compared to the Atlantic.

Ever wonder why the U.S. media promotes fear and hypes this as a "doom and gloom" event? So people will stay glued to their television sets.

ABC > Another Boring Commercial
NBC > Nothing But Commercials

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 28, 2011 5:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

Dodged a bullet here. A lot of flooding and a lot of power outages in the area, but not in our neighborhood. We aren't totally out of the woods, but so far (and it's mostly moved out of here), it's been just a bit of wind and rain.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Aug 28, 2011 6:24am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

Good to hear it; be careful when you log in here though, scroll down to the Forum quickly or the guy in the pic, Kman, will see you...

:)

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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: Aug 28, 2011 8:00am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

Ditto in NYC - scattered flooding on parkways and spotty power outages. Beachfront on Long Island hit a little harder. Perfectly calm here now. Goodnight Irene indeed.

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Aug 28, 2011 6:35am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

Glad to hear it. I saw flooding in Philly on CNN and wondered how you were doing! CNN International did the unthinkable and switched to "our sister station, CNN USA," for continuous coverage -- which, around here, mainly seemed to have the effect of terrifying people with kids studying in the States into thinking it was Katrina Cubed and they were all in danger of drowning. We actually fielded phone calls. ("No, really, I'm sure he's safe! Actually, Nebraska isn't in the path.")

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Aug 28, 2011 6:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Goodnight, Irene (not hurricane related)

There is major flooding all around the region, including just a mile or so from here. We live on the top of a hill. The bottom of the hill is under several feet of water, next to the Schuylkill River, which hasn't even crested yet. So there are quite a few problems here. We are just personally very lucky!! And the power could still go out; as the last of the storm moves out, there will probably be stronger winds again. Fingers crossed ... overnight, though, let's put it this way, we ended up opening the bedroom window because it was very stuffy otherwise and the rain didn't seem like any big deal.